2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    May 05, 2021  
2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog

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Psychiatric Technology, AS



Upon successful completion of the Psychiatric Technology Associate in Science degree, the student demonstrates skills and knowledge to successfully complete the State of California examination for licensure as a Psychiatric Technician.

NOTE: Please refer to the current catalog for information about Special Admissions Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Participate in providing care for clients with acute, chronic or life-threatening physical health conditions.
  2. Reduce the potential for clients to develop complications or health problems related to treatments, procedures or existing conditions.
  3. Provide care related to the administration of medications and monitors clients who are receiving parenteral therapies.
  4. Assist in the promotion of physical health and well-being by providing comfort to clients and assistance in the performance of their activities of daily living.
  5. Deliver optimal health care individualized to the differences in ethnicity, religion, gender, level of education, socioeconomic status, presence of disability, and sexual orientation.
  6. Provide care that assists with the promotion and support of the emotional, mental and social well-being of clients.
  7. Meet client needs through providing nursing care that contributes to the enhancement of the health care delivery setting and protects clients and health care personnel by contributing to the protection of clients and health care personnel from health and environmental hazards.
  8. Meet client needs through providing nursing care that contributes to the enhancement of the health care delivery setting and protects clients and health care personnel by collaborating with health care team members to facilitate effective client care.
  9. Provide nursing care for clients that incorporates knowledge of expected stages of growth and development and prevention and/or early detection of health problems.

General Education


Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 45


Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 69